Issues: Miscellaneous

Lawmakers Weigh in on Budget Proposal

By Colby Hamilton

WNYC's The Empire 

"I think the challenge for us all will be to parse the actual details and what they mean for different parts of the state, different issues,” said Democratic Senator Liz Krueger of Manhattan right after the budget speech, which she called “very strong.”

January 19, 2012
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January 2012 Newsletter- 2012 Parking Calender

Please click below to view 2012 Parking Calender. 

File: 
NYC_Parking_Calendar 2012 .pdf

January 19, 2012
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Fall 2011 Newsletter

Please click below to view Fall 2011 newsletter. 

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peralta_fall_nl.pdf

January 19, 2012
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Marcellino Announces Appointment To Senate Library Committee

             Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that he was appointed to a newly-created Senate Select Committee on Libraries.  This 19-member bipartisan body was established on January 10th through passage of a Senate resolution.

January 19, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF MICHELLE AND JORDAN’S LAW


The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for unlawful high-speed car racing which has caused numerous accidents across the state, including the deaths of a 17-year-old Staten Island girl and a 5-year-old Queens boy. Michelle and Jordan’s Law (S.2938A) is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and stems from tragic crashes involving suspected drag racing at excessive speeds.

January 19, 2012
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Statement From State Senator Jose Peralta On The Passing of Richard Italiano

Our community has lost a great friend, champion and leader.  Richard Italiano, former chair and district manager of Queens Community Board 4, has passed away.  A tireless servant of our community, Richard was open and accessible.  His spirit, leadership and friendship will be sorely missed.  I extend my heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and the many people whose lives he touched.

January 19, 2012
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U.S. Army Corps Of Engineering Dredging Means Multiple Daily Bridge Lifts At Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Beginning Thurs., Jan. 26th

Due to a dredging project being conducted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers there will be multiple daily bridge lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge beginning Thursday, Jan. 26th and lasting through February.

The lifts, which will take place around-the-clock, require full, periodic closure of the bridge to traffic. It takes approximately 15 minutes to raise and lower the bridge, which has a clearance of 150 feet above water in its raised position.

Federal code requires that a lift bridge must be raised in order to allow for crossing marine traffic. If possible motorists are advised to use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate.

January 19, 2012
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Picture of Leadership

L-R:  Democratic Conference Leader Senator John L. Sampson; United States Senator Charles E. Schumer; Minority Conference Chairwoman Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson; and Senator Neil D. Breslin

January 19, 2012
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Your Voice of January 18, 2012: Senator Maziarz talks about the Governor's budget, energy issues, and growing the Niagara Falls airport

A new year, and a new legislative session in Albany.  That means Senator Maziarz will participate in his weekly "Your Voice" show from the capitol, updating his constituents about issues happening in state government.

In this show, Senator Maziarz talks about his reaction to Governor Cuomo's budget proposal, an "energy highway" in New York, energy priorities for the future, and efforts to grow the Niagara Falls International Airport. 

January 19, 2012
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Friend hold community meeting in Montour Falls tomorrow, Elmira next week

Elmira, N.Y., January 19—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) reminded area residents that they will hold a community meeting in Montour Falls tomorrow, Friday, January 20, 2012.

January 19, 2012
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Gallivan: “Governor’s Budget is a Strong Start"

“Today’s budget announcement is a strong starting point from which to build upon last year’s accomplishments. The Governor’s proposal is a largely responsible plan that balances the budget through cuts in spending and consolidation of redundant government functions, while holding the line on taxes for individuals and businesses.

I was pleased to see the Governor recognize the unsustainable burden that Medicaid places on county governments and property tax payers, but it is my belief that Medicaid reform and mandate relief must go further and must come faster. Given the historic property tax cap, local governments and property tax payers need immediate relief and reductions of state imposed burdens.

January 18, 2012
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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS APPROVES HAUER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY COMMISSIONER

 

Albany, N.Y.– 1/18/2012— The New York State Senate unanimously confirmed Jerome M. Hauer as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES).

January 18, 2012
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DAILY YORKTOWN: BALL BRINGS VETERANS WALL TO YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School students often learn the history of wars, but as they enter their school for the next week, they will be met with faces to remind them.

January 18, 2012
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Senator Catharine Young Attends Allegany Engine Company's Annual Dinner Dance

During Allegany Engine Company’s annual dinner dance on Saturday, January 14, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) commended Allegany Fire Department President Jim Wilson (center) and Allegany Fire Department Chief Rick Stady (right) for the service provided by the department, particularly in incidents on Union Street on September 22, 2011 and on Mediterranean Avenue on October 30, 2011. Senator Young also honored the Village of Allegany’s Department of Public Works Crew for its assistance in the incident on Union Street.

January 18, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN

ON CONGRESSMAN MAURICE HINCHEY'S RETIREMENT

"It has been my honor and privilege to work with Maurice Hinchey for over 30 years," said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).  "His commitment and dedication to his constituents and the entire Hudson Valley has always been unparalleled.  Maurice and I have always worked well together and I will miss him as a colleague.  As a friend, I wish him all the best and a long and healthy retirement," said Larkin.

January 18, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PUT ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

 

Yorktown, N.Y. – (1/17/11) – The students at Yorktown High School welcomed Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon in Yorktown, NY. The wall pays tribute to the twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in November. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a Veteran.

 “The Veterans whose faces grace this wall were nominated by their communities, hand-picked because they chose a path of courage, honor, integrity and bravery,” Ball said. “It is wonderful that the students in those communities now have the opportunity to learn about each of these Veterans and their amazing stories.”

January 18, 2012
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THE PATCH: YORKTOWN STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT SERVICE THROUGH VETERAN ‘WALL OF FAME’

 

By Plamena Pesheva

As Yorktown High School students enter the hallway for the next week, they will be greeted by a traveling exhibition called “The Veteran’s Wall of Fame,” which displays the names, photos and biographies of veterans in New York’s 40th District. 

School district representatives, high school students and Yorktown town officials attended the unveiling of the “Wall of Fame” Tuesday afternoon. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano emceed the ceremony; students led the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

January 18, 2012
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